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How to Change Front Brakes (Pads and Rotors)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LoadedTaco, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Nov 30, 2014 at 6:39 PM
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    ckeene9

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    Don't forget to pump the brakes a few times before throwing her in gear.

    Great write-up.
     
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  2. Dec 1, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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    All that is is turning the key to the on position and pumping the brakes. It pushes the pistons in the caliper out and tightens the brakes.

    It's in step 33, but I referenced it again in step 37 just in case anyone missed it. That is definitely an important part not to forget.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2014 at 8:39 AM
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    Whoops, I missed it.

    Forgot to do that one time and scared the shit out of me while backing out of the garage.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    Seriously though! You are lucky you didn't hit anything.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    Great vid, subscribed.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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    Yeah, good thing for E-brakes.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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    So what is the sound then? Is the pedal height being adjusted in the cab? It sounds about like my onboard air but not as loud. I am truly asking because if I am missing something in my truck that say isn't working correctly I would be concerned.

    Edit: Thinking about this overnight. I am wondering if there is a hydraulic pump that boost the pressure in the brake system or if the abs kicks in when it realizes the pressure to a caliper is less than the rest.
     
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  8. Dec 2, 2014 at 7:25 AM
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    Yeah in the video you can hear me pump the brakes multiple times. Every time I push there is a sound of the peddle, the pads wiggle, and the abs pump turning on.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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    will you change my brakes :D .
     
  10. Dec 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    Excellent vid, nice work. However, you did forget the most step in the process. Place shop stool next to the tire;)
    How did you crouch that long? Would have killed me.
     
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  11. Dec 8, 2014 at 2:36 AM
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    awesome write up I was looking this up recently and could not find anything with good detail until this post, I plan on doing this within the next months
     
  12. Dec 8, 2014 at 3:01 AM
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    have to do soon enough
     
  13. Dec 10, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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    So true! By the end my knees were killing me!


    Thanks and good luck!

    Good luck!
     
  14. Dec 10, 2014 at 12:27 PM
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    Did you need to reuse the shims on the original pads?
     
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  15. Dec 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM
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    Just wanted to confirm, is it ok to spray brake cleaner on the entire assembly (rotors and inside/outside of calipers)?

    Also, I don't have the tool that separates the brake pad and rotor. Any recommended ways to do that without marring up the rotors?
     
  16. Dec 10, 2014 at 12:51 PM
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    yea I know he used a tool he specifically bought on Amazon, but that is not addressing my question...
     
  18. Dec 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    Also, when the pads are reinstalled in the video, did the OP leave the shims out?

    Should the anti-sieze go on the outside of the shim or outside of the pad?
     
  19. Dec 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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    I did not reuse the shims.

    Yeah brake cleaner is no big deal.


    $20.00 ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Disc-Brake-...1224440188&pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&vxp=mtr
     
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